Nonprofit Board Member – Regional (Open All Year Round)


Justice Without Borders (JWB) is seeking applicants to its volunteer Board of Directors. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your leadership and governance skills while advancing access to justice for vulnerable women migrant workers. Learn more via our website and on LinkedIn.

Our Mission
JWB creates transnational access to legal assistance for victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking so that they can seek rightful compensation, even after returning home.

Why join us?
“I was touched by the importance and message of JWB: everybody should be able to have a fair shot through the legal and court system…no matter who they are.” – Jonathan Crompton, Board Member and Secretary

  • Your perspective matters—Our small but growing board means every person can contribute meaningfully.
  • Regional outlook—Build experience with exciting strategic questions that cross borders.
  • Unique innovative programmes—Be a part of a governance team advancing an underserved issue.
  • Open, inclusive, and growth focused—Our board is enthusiastic and collegial. We help our members build skills to succeed in this position and in their careers as leaders.

The Board’s Role at JWB
Our board provides strategic governance and mission-based leadership. While day-to-day operations are led by our Executive Director (the ED), the Board-ED relationship is a central partnership. We follow the Complementary Model of Board Governance to guide our collaboration.

What do board members do?
We ask for a 5 hour monthly commitment on average. Our board meetings and activities include:

  • Strategic leadership—Advising the ED as they develop and implement JWB’s strategic plan. Conduct reviews.
  • Reviewing and approving budgets—Helping us set our goals and funding objectives to fuel our work.
  • Board operations—Contribute to policy reviews, policy development and new member recruitment.
  • Expert advice—to the ED and other board members in your area(s) of expertise.
  • Activating your network—on behalf of JWB. This includes fundraising and various in-kind support.
  • Annual evaluations—Of both the ED’s and the Board’s performance. We strive for constructive feedback.

Expertise we need (in no particular order)

  • Strategic planning
  • Capacity building and/or monitoring & evaluation (one of our big programmatic streams)
  • Accounting, finance or audit
  • Human resources
  • Operations and/or organizational planning
  • Migration or similar issue areas, either in practice or as an academic
  • Fundraising experience

Backgrounds or experiences particularly welcomed

  • Cultural backgrounds in Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, and/or Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • Women are strongly welcomed to apply
  • Nonprofit sector experience, particularly board experience

A word about fundraising…
Many funders require a Board fully engaged in fundraising, so we ask all members to make an annual donation that is meaningful for them. They can give directly or help collect donations from others. Our ED and fundraising staff support our board with all fundraising work. If you can help introduce us, our team can help make the ask.

Board terms of service
JWB’s Board Members serve a two-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for up to two additional terms. Regular Board meetings are held regularly (usually monthly) virtually for one hour and any committee meetings will be held in coordination with full Board meetings.

Any other requirements?
To get the most out of this position, candidates should:

  • Have enough time and energy to devote to the position. An average of 5 hours a month is sufficient.
  • Be committed to JWB’s vision & mission.
  • Feel comfortable considering differing points of view and having open and honest conversations.
  • Be willing to learn, no matter what your experience level.

D&O insurance available. Service on JWB’s Board of Directors is volunteer, without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs related to Board Members’ duties.

“The effect we have had with people directly and indirectly…that’s pretty amazing. Seeing the impact we have on people’s lives makes me really grateful to have been given this opportunity.” – Gene Bulmash, Board Chair

TO LEARN MORE: Please send a brief statement of interest and CV to Douglas MacLean at